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Title
Self portrait
Creator
Sugimoto, Henry
Date Created and/or Issued
1931-1931
Publication Information
Japanese American National Museum (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Contributing Institution
Japanese American National Museum
Collection
Sugimoto (Henry) Collection
Rights Information
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Description
Signed in medium, bottom left: H. Sugimoto. Written on back: Self Portrait/ Painted this portrait 1931/ 1931 / (In Japanese) Pari nite / Henry Sugimoto.
Stretched and framed. Self portrait of Henry Sugimoto. Artist has depicted himself in õ profile, at left, with a blank canvas in front of him on an easel, at right. A potbelly stove is visible between the two in the background. Sugimoto wears a black beret and a red jacket with collar up over a white shirt. He gazes out directly at viewer.
This image is the only self-portrait known to have been painted by Henry Sugimoto during his stay in France. Sitting before a blank canvas, he wears a fashionable French beret. Sugimoto wore a beret throughout his life as a symbol of his identity as an artist.
Type
image
Format
Painting oil on canvas Paris, France
Identifier
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/tf1j49n4w0
92.97.106
Subject
Self-portraits
Sugimoto, Henry
Painters (artists)
Berets
Place
Paris, France